Whoopie Goldberg Calls Tiffany Haddish 'One Funny Woman' in Special Message
| LAST UPDATE 04/18/2021
The celebration's not over yet! Tiffany Haddish recently received a special message congratulating the comedian on her Best Comedy Album Grammy win back in March, which she earned for the Netflix special Black Mitzvah. Read on for all of the details.
The Girls Trip star got a little surprise while hosting The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "I'm your guest host, Tiffany Haddish. I'm like Ellen, but Jewish," she hilariously said. "Last time I hosted the show, I was Grammy-nominated comedian Tiffany Haddish. But today, I'm Grammy-winner Tiffany Haddish." The funny gal then made viewers crack up with a monologue about her future career endeavors.
But things got serious when Haddish discussed the historical importance of her award show win. "It has been 36 years since a Black woman won a Grammy in this category. So thank you to everyone who watched the special and supported me all these years," she tearfully said. Little did Tiffany know this was only the beginning of the waterworks, as a never-before-seen (and sentimental) message was about to be shared.
The Bad Trip actress was surprised with a congratulatory video from another history-making female comedian: Whoopi Goldberg. "That's the one I won 155 years ago," Goldberg joked of the Best Comedy Album Grammy, as she was the first Black woman to receive it back in 1986. "If I was there right now, I'd say, 'Congratulations, but it's not a surprise cause you're one funny woman, one funny woman.'"
The View co-host continued, "You know what I really wanna say. But I don't wanna say it like that because I don't wanna get hit by lightning. But she's funny. So I'd say just, 'Congratulations.'" The star then pulled her glam team in to praise Tiffany, too.
The two women previously acted together as a mother-daughter duo in Tyler Perry's hilarious 2018 film Nobody's Fool. And Haddish mentioned Goldberg in her post-win speech. The comedic icon learned she'd been awarded the Best Comedy Album Grammy while hosting Kids Say the Darndest Things. "Y'all serious?" Tiffany tearfully asked the show's producers, who informed her of the news. "I really won? You know a Black woman hasn't won in that category since 1986? A Black woman hasn't won in that category since Whoopi Goldberg." Watch the emotional moment for yourself above - but you might want to get a box of tissues out first!